Do you use microscopes? Are you interested in learning about highly effective and more environmentally-friendly light sources? Come to an info session on Sept. 11, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
If you haven’t visited the lobby of the James Administration Building for a while, you’re in for a surprise – a visual one.
In addition to a new, more permanent welcome desk and a fresh paint job following repairs from last winter’s flood damage, the display cases near the elevators have been filled with stunning photos of various interesting spaces at McGill.
Due to construction work being carried out at the McLennan and Redpath Libraries, this year’s instalment of the McGill Bookfair has been cancelled . The Bookfair was scheduled to run from Oct. 22-24.
Organizers say the Bookfair will return next year.
For more information, visit the Bookfair’s website or email salcooper [at] videotron [dot] ca (Sally Cooper).
By McGill Reporter Staff
A pilot project at the Milton Gate has been launched in an effort to get cyclists to walk their bikes instead of riding through campus.
New gates on the two sidewalks flanking the parking kiosk, along with longer gates across the roadway, are designed to enforce the “walk your bike” rule that is routinely flouted, said Robert Couvrette, Associate Vice-Principal (University Services).
“We want to make the campus safer,” Couvrette said. “That’s the only purpose of this project.
The Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons (ACCUO) is launching a contest to award two students, one in College and one in University, $1,000 each. All you have to do is write a short essay (1,000 words) in French or English describing either your academic interests and how they support social justice and the pursuit of a fair society; or the role and value of the ombudsperson at your post-secondary institution.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.
Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? If so, you, or the person you know, may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program.
The program is offering group sessions for individuals between the ages of 18 and 75 who are overweight or obese and exercise less than 200 minutes/week. The program is free of charge.
Popular tools like myMcGill and Minerva are now in the Quick Links on nearly every McGill web page. Click the thumbtack on the right, and they’ll appear even when the menu is closed. Try it out, and share your thoughts.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services are pleased to announce the launch of the Supervision: Graduate and Postdoctoral Support website. The website is created to build strong supervisory relationships through online learning at McGill.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Enrolment Services are pleased to announce that the uApply graduate admissions system is now live, in effect for applications for the summer 2014 term. Three years in the making, uApply has been delivered to the University through the hard work and dedication of the project team, as well the administrative staff and faculty who contributed in countless ways. The new technology affords unprecedented flexibility with the admissions processes and improves the applicant’s experience thereby greatly enhancing McGill’s recruitment competitiveness.
Brought to you by Teaching and Learning Services, the workshop is an interactive session designed to help McGill professors with writing reference letters for funding applicants. Participants will learn about the key elements of a “good” reference letter and the pitfalls that should be avoided.
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish
To review sessions, discover more information, and to register, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/staff/workshops.